One of the U.K.’s most celebrated sushi masters and Zuma alumnus — chef Endo Kazutoshi — will present a special £150 omakase menu at the Berkeley Hotel in Knightsbridge this summer, from 20 July to 31 August. The pop-up — billed, predictably, as an “exclusive experience” and “one-off culinary occasion” as much as a meal — will take place newly designed “hidden” space that includes “bespoke” sushi bar which will seat only eight guests.
Kazutoshi, who is a third-generation sushi master, has designed a 15-course menu which will be available on Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings with two sittings each night at 6pm and 8.30pm. Suppliers from the U.K. and Japan will be used for ingredients that will form dishes such as Scottish scallop oshinogi, lemon sole usuzukuri and wagyu beef agemono. Either a sake or wine pairing menu can be added to the “experience.”
It comes ahead of Kazutoshi’s eagerly awaited new restaurant — Endo at Rotunda — at the top of the former BBC Television Centre in White City, west London. Eater understands that the Michelin-hungry site will not open before September this year.
In advance of his first solo restaurant, Kazutoshi said that he was “delighted” to launch the pop-up. “Having worked with some of the world’s top chefs, the hotel’s innovative style mirrors the creativity I bring to my dishes.
“I am excited to share my culinary heritage with a new audience, using amazing produce from around the U.K. to complement my specialist sushi style. Londoners are always on the hunt for something a little different in the foodie scene and we are offering just that this summer.”
The Berkeley Hotel’s general manager, Knut Wylde, said that he and the team were looking forward to working with one of Japan’s leading sushi masters. “We are so looking forward to welcoming chef Endo to The Berkeley and to work with one of Japan’s leading Sushi Masters. This summer pop-up further enhances our hotel’s focus on innovation whilst bringing our guests a totally new experience,” he said.